Next Game

Bastia v Rennes

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 19:00

French Ligue 1

Rennes set up St Etienne final

Rennes reached their first ever Coupe de la Ligue final with an impressive 2-0 win over Montpellier on Wednesday night.

Last Updated: 16/01/13 at 23:26 Post Comment

Rennes: Celebrate against Montpellier on Wednesday night

Rennes: Celebrate against Montpellier on Wednesday night

Julien Feret set them on their way early on and Mevlut Erding made the game safe six minutes after half-time.

Rennes showed greater desire throughout, exemplified by Jonathan Pitroipa returning from the African Nations Cup specially to play in the match.

The Burkina Faso winger shot wide in the early stages but his side went ahead in the seventh minute when a neat passing move ended with Feret finishing calmly past keeper Laurent Pionnier.

Mevlut Erding failed to add a second after seizing on Hilton's woeful back-pass and was nearly punished at the other end, but Benoit Costil made a superb save from Gaetan Charbonnier, who then fired the rebound against the post.

The second half started much like the first, with an early Rennes goal. Pitroipa was the architect, setting up Erding for a routine finish.

Costil again thwarted Charbonnier and Hilton volleyed over from close range, but Rennes could have extended their lead as Erding sliced wide and Roman Alessandrini forced a good diving save from Pionnier.

Rennes will take on St Etienne in the April 20 final after Les Verts beat Lille 7-6 on penalties on Tuesday night.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Skrtel and Allen to sign new Liverpool deals

Martin Skrtel is reported to have agreed a new three-year Liverpool contract and could soon be followed in putting pen to paper by Joe Allen.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company